08 January 2012

Take a Break, Driver 8



11" x 15", watercolour, 1998

This painting has a lot going on for such a small piece: I wanted to play with flat negative space, so I made the chair white and only included the model's shadow; the matrix reappears; there are art nouveau motifs lifted from Alphonse Mucha; there's actually a bit of a narrative relating to the title; and the jeans are quite nicely rendered.

The title is from the song "Driver 8" by R.E.M. from their 1985 album Fables of the Reconstruction (also known as Reconstruction of the Fables).

This painting was part of Operation: Waterstorm.


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